I don't agree with his speech. Pulling out of Iraq right now would be a national disaster and embarassment. We would leave the democracy we have nurtured- to be ripped apart by the insurgency. The representatives that the people of Iraq have chosen to lead them, would be executed; probably publically.
It would be a devestating loss in the greater war on terror. The terrorists would learn that we are indeed a paper tiger; not willing to see any more than a couple thousand of our men die. In doing so, we will open a pandora's box of domestic terror attacks.
I would agree that we should leave Iraq totally but only when they have their national defense ready to defend the new freedoms they've recieived. Building bases in Iraq will only promote distrust of American intentions.